Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher #15)
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child follows the electrifying 61 Hours with his latest Reacher thriller--a story that hits the ground running and then accelerates all the way to a colossal showdown.
There's deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska ... and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of a local clan that has te
Reacher arrives in a remote farming area in Nebraska. The Duncan clan has terrified the entire county into submission. They require all farms to use their trucking company and pay high rates. They have former football players on staff as thugs to bully the locals. They are waiting for a shipment of something illegal to arrive which they sell to a guy in Las Vegas. Twenty-five years ago the daughter o...more
As always, Reacher gets to kick some serious ass, outsmarts a plethora of bad guys and comes to the aid of some innocent people caught in the crossfire. For once there i...more
This story will make you w...more
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Compulsively readable.”—*The Wall Street Journal
“Don’t pick up [this] Jack Reacher novel if you don’t have some time on your hands, because Worth Dying For is difficult to put down. . . . Child manages to get an amazing amount of suspense into the novel.”—Associated Press
There’s deadly trouble in the corn county of Nebraska . . . and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submiss
This category , recommended by a family member, was interesting because my mum has a good sense in books so if she enjoyed it, it is usually a very good book.
My favorite quote from the book is :"either you take your hand off my chest or i take it off your wrist" be...more
The crime involved in Worth Dying For is pretty heinous and we want the bad guys to get their comeuppance as usual. However, instead of facing them in fights and taking them out, this episode has Reacher basically murdering the bad guys. They might deserve it, but I don't want my hero picking off bad guys with a rifle from 200 yards out. Doesn't really seem sporting, you know? If this action were described in a war s...more
Since this is my first experience with Reacher, I have to say that it truly is a great character -- he's a bit of a sociopath, but does fight for the little guys. He is seemingly indestructible, sometimes by luck but most of the time because of his abilities and experience. And Reacher knows how to throw in a good one-liner.
I know, why a "4" if I'm not impressed? I figured it's not fair to penalize the story just because I'm annoyed. Child still writes well and the story hangs together well with characters you can, well, hate and hate more. There are aspects to that I enjoyed, just not as thoroughly as other Jack Reacher installments.
It's not as good as the previous stories...more
Lee Child has created an unforgettable and unique character in his creation of Jack Reacher. Jack seems to implicitly understand that he is a unique animal/human running around on this planet and that in spite of social con...more
This, to my mind, is the best of the series. It isn't so much a vindication as a triumph. It offers the trademark Reacher thrill of vicariously beating up on lethally armed and well-muscled people who really des...more
Up in Nebraska Jack Reacher has come upon a town afraid of the Duncan family. At their disposal is a group of ex-football players willing to lay down the law for the right price. The town cannot step out of line without consequences. He also stumbles upon a cold missing person case that he just cannot ignore. Stirring things up will make him the target of several out of town groups and the Duncan clan.
The introduction was not fast pace...more
Tegenspel verschilde in die optiek qua opzet nauwelijks van alle andere Lee Child-boeken, maar bleef veruit een geweld...more
Jack now finds himself out in the Middle-of-Nowhere, Nebraska, still recuperating from his injuries and attempting to find a ride to Virginia. As often happens in these boo...more